May 2004
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31st May 2004  30th Anniversary KISS Alive! Konvention 2005
[From: Trevor, Hotter Than Hell]
As many of you probably know next year is the 30th anniversary of KISS ALIVE! and it seemed a shame to let this slip by without a celebration so we decided to throw a party! This will be the 2005 UK Konvention 0n Sunday 11th September (30 years to the day KISS ALIVE! was released) and the venue will be JB's in Dudley. Among the guests of honour will be Eddie Kramer who will be talking about and answering questions on the ALIVE! sessions and his work with KISS over the years. In addition Hotter than Hell will be staging a special one off performance of the entire ALIVE! album from cover to cover in the original 1975 Dressed to Kill costumes as well as some bonus gems from the KISS catalogue. It should be a night to remember! At this stage we are interested in hearing from stall holders wanting to be involved, please e-mail Trevor at acefrehley@btinternet.com, more details to follow!
 
25th May 2004  Total Rock: No Euro shows
[From: TotalRock.com via Richard Jackson]
Kiss: No Euro Shows -- Kiss fans in the UK and Europe, prepare for some disappointing news. The band have apparently abandoned plans to tour later in the year. This is because they don't seem able to generate enough interest among promoters to get what they want.

K.UK Note: I've also just heard this about a possible German show (take all tour news with a pinch of salt tho', just like we have been doing for the past 4 years...):-

[From: Gary Banton]
Here is an interesting news piece from Pollstar (the live trade paper) magazine. 
Johannes Wessels of Music Pool in Germany said, regarding the first 'Schuettorf Festival' later this summer. "We were negotiating with KISS to headline and they decided not to come because of fears of the world political situation and the threat of terrorism"
 

Gene on Scuzz
Gene was on 'Top Ten Spunked Moments' on Scuzz over the weekend, this hets repeated regularily. Gene came 6th because of his 4500 shags and was interviewed briefly, it was filmed when he was over here recently.
  
23rd May 2004  New live KISS CD's
[From: InstantLiveConcerts.com]
A Summer of ROCK! 
We’ve been promising big announcements, and it doesn’t get much bigger than 'The Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Show on Earth'!

Instant Live is teaming up with KISS to offer high quality CDs of every show on their ROCK THE NATION tour. KISS is heading out on the road with a new show, new stage, and set lists featuring rarely heard gems from the entire KISS catalog! 

Be there for the spectacle that over 78 million fans have already experienced, but this time you get to take a piece of history home! It all kicks off June 10 in San Antonio!

Keep posted as this is only one of many big announcements to come!
http://instantliveconcerts.com/ 
Message from DTK
[From: SpaceAceUK]
As you may have noticed, DRESSED TO KILL's website is closing down.
This is on no part any indication that the end is nigh for the world's longest running KISS tribute band or for any other reason that may be floating around.
The truth is a new, bigger, better site is under construction at this very moment and should be ready very shortly.In the meantime, DTK would like to dispell any rumours that any of its members are leaving,(either emmigrating or pursuing other projects). DTK are as firmly committed to their future as they have always been. WITH the CURRENT MEMBERS of the bandDTK would like to say a huge "THANK YOU"  to everybody who visited their website, and left some great post's on the dressing room chat boards.

Although the DTK website is closing down, you can still get in touch with them regarding shows, bookings, merchandise etc. The contact is " kisstribute@aol.com"
There is a temporary gig guide set up at " www.geocities.com/d2kgigguide  " alternatively you can check for show dates and venues here on KISSIN UK.
Thanks
DTK 

Note that the DTK pages on this site are NOT closing and will always be available for the latest show dates.
 

New Iain Lee site
A cool new Iain Lee site is now up and running over at http://www.iainlee.co.uk, amongst other things there's a list of his latest projects. There should be an interview available with Iain here soon too...
 
Love Gun figures
McFarlane have recently announced their latest KISS figures based on the Love Gun album cover. They should be available in August, more info can be found at - http://www.spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12361.
 
11th May 2004  New KISS Kollector

[From: KISS Kollector]
Issue 48 of KISS Kollector magazine is being printed right now, and will be out shortly. The May issue includes a report on Gene Simmons' recent European promo trip plus a detailed (p)review of his upcoming Asshole solo album, an exclusive interview with former KISS manager Bill Aucoin, a look back at the Dynasty album which was released exactly 25 years ago this month, an exclusive interview with Vandenberg bassist Dick Kemper about their tour with KISS 20 years ago, reviews of KISS related albums and books, a photographic look back at the 2003 leg of the World Domination Tour, never before seen photos, and much, much more. Meanwhile, keep an eye out for KISS Kollector Online, as soon at www.kisskollector.com you will be able to pre-order Gene Simmons' forthcoming solo album with a great discount (only 15,99 euro), win 5-track advance promo albums signed by Gene Simmons, and hear one complete song off of the Asshole album which will be out on May 18 in Europe.  
 

New KISS special on VH1 in June

[From: KISS Kollector]
VH-1 is doing another KISS special, this time it's called "When KISS ruled the world". The one hour special will air in June, to coincide with the kick off of KISS US Summer tour with Poison. Paul and Gene plus original KISS roadie Peter ‘Moose’ Oreckinto as well as KISS Kollector correspondent Jacques van Gool have already been interviewed, while people such as Peter Criss (who had to cancel the first time due to a funeral), Bill Aucoin, Eddie Kramer, Curt Gooch and Ken Sharp will be interviewed later on. VH-1 is also trying to set up an interview with 
Ace Frehley. 

Dressed To Kill gig dates 2004

Dressed To Kill have released some new tour dates for 2004, click here to see them!
 

9th May 2004  New setlist!
The setlist for last nights show in Perth (Australia) had a few surprises in it, especially Unholy, GGRARTY, I Pledge Allegiance and Tears Are Falling. I know a lot of people still aren't happy with it, but personally I think it's a massive step in the right direction, some well chosen songs now that Eric is 'allowed' to play as himself. Here's the full setlist:-

Creatures of the Night 
Dr. Love 
Pledge Allegiance to R N R 
I Love it Loud 
Christine Sixteen 
Tears are Falling 
War Machine (Gene breathes fire) 
Lick it Up 
I Want You 
Deuce 
100,000 Years 
Unholy (blood, bass solo) 
Shandi (just Paul) 
Detroit Rock City 
Shout it Out Loud 
Love Gun 
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Paul flies) 

God Gave Rock and Roll To You II 
Rock and Roll all Night
 

5th May 2004  Possible new setlist
[From: Melodicrock.com via Gary Banton]
KISS SET MIXES IT UP FOR 2004 TOUR:
This in from Mitch Lafon - Word out of rehearsals has the Kiss set list for the current tour looking this way -- Please note that the set list is made up of NEVER played live songs or rarely played songs with a couple of necessary hits: All The Way . Love Her All I Can . Sweet Pain . Flaming Youth . Creatures Of The Night . Unholy . God Gave Rock N Roll To You . Deuce . Detroit Rock City . Rock N Roll All Night...and other songs from Revenge, the 80's and most obscure stuff.... Keep in mind this is only what has been going on in rehearsals.... The final set list may vary....Also, Eric Singer is going to play the songs like Eric Singer would play the songs -- He will not be limited to playing like Peter Criss as he has been on 
previous tours...
 
3rd May 2004  Download Firestarter
The full version of Gene's cover of Firestarter can be downloaded from the site below in the WMA format.

http://www.electricartists.com/genesimmons/assets.html 
 

Message from Dressed To Kill
[From: SpaceAceUK]
Don't forget, Europe's Premier KISS tribute act, Dressed To Kill will be playing two shows this weekend.
Crewe - The Limelight - Fri 7th May
Stourbridge - Rock Club 2000 - Sat 8th May
Also, the DTK website is undergoing a major overhaul at the moment, but a new site dedicated to the world's longest running KISS tribute band will be up and running very shortly. 
  
1st May 2004 KISS pop art
[From: Joop van Pelt]
KISS designer and 'pop art' illustrator Christopher Franchi will be making his first KISS Con appearance at the New York KISS Expo on May 1, 2004. What's better, you'll be able to get 2 very limited 13 X 18 NY Expo exclusive officially licensed Signatures Network KISS Pop Art prints. Each print, shown here, comes stamp-numbered and will be signed at the show by the artist. Just 150 signed/numbered editions of the Demon version, and 300 signed/numbered editions of the entire band version. Get there early because these very cool signed prints won't last long, and won't be available anywhere else in this format and style. In fact, it's the most limited production licensed KISS product ever made. No KISS Kollection can be without these crown jewels. Don't miss meeting Christopher, and seeing his body of work for KISS, including never produced designs, and don't miss getting your hands on these amazing prints. Retail costs are just $16 & $20 and won't last long. 
 


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